Acting classes teach students how to convincingly inhabit a character, a critical skill for aspiring film stars and identity thieves. Truly become Dr. Michael Waltien of Des Moines, Iowa, with this Groupon.
- C$39 for a four-hour acting class for adults (up to a C$95 value)
Two years after Michelle Meyrink began her acting studies at the Loft Studio in Los Angeles, she landed her first film role—in Francis Coppola’s The Outsiders. Throughout the 1980s, she portrayed characters in films such as Revenge of the Nerds and Real Genius. Today, she instills her acting experience in others as the owner of Actorium, opened in 2013. In four-stage programs tailored to professional or recreational actors, she introduces some core principles of the Meisner Technique—an approach focused on teaching preparation and helping actors fully inhabit their characters. To accomplish this, she guides students from acting exercises to scene study and, eventually, to performance in a fully staged production. Other classes touch on specialized acting groups, such as those "supernaturally shy", new actors over the age of 40, teen actors, and workshops for organizations.